Boost for West Norfolk charities

Freebridge Community Housing chief executive Tony Hall with representatives from the groups which received �5,000
Freebridge Community Housing chief executive Tony Hall with representatives from the groups which received �5,000
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Charities which support vulnerable people have been boosted by donations from a housing association’s community fund.

Freebridge Community Housing has given nearly £5,000 to community groups who are making a difference within West Norfolk.

Pandora Project, which helps women affected by domestic violence, was given £1,000 which will fund updates to its website to make it more secure and interactive.

Another £1,000 was given to Forward Day Centre, which supports vulnerable adults, especially those with learning difficulties. The money will be used to buy a tactile panel for their sensory room, along with further equipment for the day centre.

Three Holes Village Hall and Playing Field received £948 to pay for a cabinet to store a defibrillator while Purfleet Trust received £500 for training courses.

Sing Your Heart Out West has been given £1,000 to hire a vocal coach and to cover the rental of their premises.

Chief executive Tony Hall said: “Welcoming representatives from the local groups who’ve been successful with their applications is great, to hear the plans that they have for the money, and understand what a difference it will make to people’s lives throughout west Norfolk is fantastic.”

For more information on the community fund call 01603 623958.